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26 June 2019

Opinion: capitalism's Fukushima showed same recklessness as Stalinism's Chernobyl

While lauding the marvellous TV series Chernobyl, the capitalist press has gleefully criticised 'socialism', and even Corbyn, for the Ukrainian nuclear disaster

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3 April 2019

40 years after Three Mile Island disaster

On the morning of 28 March 1979, pumps feeding water into the steam generator at Three Mile Island's No.2 (TMI-2) nuclear reactor near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, failed. Emergency shutdown systems appeared to have worked correctly - but they hadn't.

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7 August 2018

No to Tory plans for radioactive waste under national parks

Nuclear energy has been neither cheap, safe, nor pollution-free

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22 September 2016

Hinkley Point C: wasteful, dangerous and polluting

Theresa May has given the go-ahead to the 18 billion 'Hinkley Point C' in Somerset

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20 April 2016

Chernobyl nuclear disaster - 30 years on

On 26 April 1986, an explosion destroyed the nuclear power station in Chernobyl. This explosion, the worst 'nuclear incident' in history, set back confidence in 'clean' nuclear energy for a generation.

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29 October 2015

Hinkley deal - no point in nuclear

The recent visit of Chinese Premier Xi Jinping seems to have sealed the deal on the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor - a deal which is disastrous in every aspect.

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23 October 2013

Big business lines its pockets from nuclear power

You want generous, guaranteed energy prices, fixed for 35 years? No problem if you own a French or Chinese multinational company. Bad luck if you're an ordinary consumer, writes Pete Mason.

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30 March 2011

Fast news

Pay squeeze Average take home pay is lower today than in 2004, according the BBC's Panorama TV programme - The Big Squeeze - shown on 28 March. It reckoned that the average worker takes home 1,088 a year less than two years ago after adjusted for inflation.

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Fukushima I courtesy of Digital Globe

Fukushima I courtesy of Digital Globe

23 March 2011

Nuclear power, no way!

After Japan's tsunami disaster -: The earthquake off Japan's east coast and the giant tsunami wave that followed on 11 March has, at the time of writing, officially killed over 8,500 people with another 13,000 people still missing...

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18 November 2009

Labour pushes nuclear plants

THE GOVERNMENT has fast-tracked the building of ten new nuclear stations - riding roughshod over the objections of local communities, and ignoring cost and safety concerns...

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4 June 2008

Nuclear power: An expensive and dangerous failure

An energy policy partly based on nuclear power, as the government is proposing, obviously raises deep concerns about safety. But it is also the sheer uneconomic nature of nuclear power that makes it an abject failure as a major energy source worldwide, writes Roy Farrar.

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21 May 2008

Nuclear industry's 'green' camouflage

NEW SHOCK figures on climate change show that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is at its highest level in 650,000 years...

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17 January 2008

Stop nuclear power plans NOW!

The government has given the go-ahead for a new generation of nuclear power stations, with no limits on how far the nuclear industry could expand.... By Steve Score, Leicester Socialist Party

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4 October 2007

Fighting nuclear power

Anglesey: HUW JONES from People Against Wylfa B spoke to IAIN DALTON about how they are campaigning against the building of a new nuclear plant in North West Wales....

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12 April 2007

Nuclear power is not the answer

Climate change debate: THE LABOUR government's proposed "solution" to concerns about oil and gas supplies and the menace of global warming is to push ahead with a programme of renewing nuclear power stations...

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25 May 2006

Say no to nuclear power

TONY BLAIR pre-empted his own government's energy review, and announced to his big- business friends in the CBI that he intends to replace Britain's nuclear power stations with new ones...

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16 June 2005

Is nuclear power the solution?

The G8 Summit has been billed as being around the twin global issues of climate change and world poverty...

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26 May 2000

Is this the nuclear industry's dying days?

Nuclear power - child of the nuclear arms race.: LAST SEPTEMBER British Nuclear Fuels' (BNFL's) reprocessing plant at Sellafield, Cumbria was hit by a major scandal...

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